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Air China Enhances UATP Network As Newest Airline Issuer


Air China Enhances UATP Network As Newest Airline Issuer

Aug 13, 2020

The flag carrier will offer superior payment solutions to corporate travelers in the world’s largest travel market

Washington, August 13, 2020 – UATP announced today that the national flag carrier of China, Air China, has joined the Network as a UATP Issuer and will accept all UATP accounts as a form of payment.

“Air China is a market leader in air transportation and offering UATP is a valuable solution to offer our corporate travelers,” Zhang Bingbing, Managing Director of Sales Dept., Commercial Committee, Air China. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our airline, and we look forward to building a successful program.”

Air China, the sole flag carrier of China, was established in 1988 and is a member of the Star Alliance. The airline has been named one of the “World’s 500 Most Influential Brands” for 13 consecutive years and was the only Chinese airline on the list in 2019. Air China is the largest brand airline in China valued at CNY 167,876,000,000.

“Air China is in a leading position in China in terms of passenger transportation, cargo transportation and related services and launching its own Air China branded UATP program will support the rapid transformation of corporate travel account management in the world’s largest travel market,” said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. “UATP is thrilled to have them as an Issuer and we look forward to a very successful Air China UATP program.”

The program will be spearheaded by Air China’s Corporate Sales team and is expected to bring world class account management solutions to help its customers better manage the complex task of corporate travel management.

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